Cocchi Americano (pronounced: /ˈkɔkki ameriˈkano/) is a quinine-flavored aperitif wine produced by Giulio Cocchi Spumanti in the Asti province of Italy.[2] Cocchi Americano is a variety of Americano.[3] The wine was developed by Giulio Cocchi, and production began in 1891. Cocchi also produces a pink variety of this aperitif, the "Cocchi Americano Rosa", which is slightly more bitter and aromatic than the standard white Cocchi Americano.[4]

Cocchi Aperitivo Americano
A bottle of Cocchi Americano Bianco, produced by Giulio Cocchi Spumanti
ManufacturerGiulio Cocchi Spumanti
Country of origin Italy
Alcohol by volume 16.5%

Press and awards Edit

Cocchi Americano gained prominence from its use in James Bond's Vesper as a substitute for Kina Lillet, which is no longer available.[5] It is also used in the Corpse Reviver #2[6] and in other cocktails.[7]

Cocchi Americano is generally considered to be the nearest contemporary drink to the original Kina Lillet and is often used as a replacement.[3][2][6]

References Edit

  1. ^ "We're Seeing It Everywhere: Cocchi Americano".
  2. ^ a b "What's the Deal with Cocchi Aperitivo Americano?". Serious Eats.
  3. ^ a b "cocchi americano". May 3, 2010.
  4. ^ Crocetti, Adri Barr (March 28, 2013). "Cocchi Americano Rosa".
  5. ^ Hyslop, Leah (September 10, 2015). "How to make a James Bond martini (but limit yourself to one)". The Telegraph.
  6. ^ a b Cecchini, Toby (April 21, 2010). "Case Study | Cocchi Americano: Waking the Dead".
  7. ^ "Signature cocktail recipes from the world's best bars".